Did you all know that I have a slight obsession with vintage linens that feature handmade needlework? It’s something about realizing all the time, work and talent that goes into each item that just hits me and I simply can’t leave them moldering in a thrift store. I’ve made quite a few things with them over the years to allow them to be used and appreciated all over again (like cafe curtains and pillows) but I still have, um, let’s just say quite a few.
Which is why I’m so excited to share my newest way to reuse these treasures – by transforming them into knitting needle holders with a few simple sewn straight lines. I love how they turned out and how nicely they organize my needles – I think they would make great gifts for the crafters in your life!
And it’s simply a matter of folding the linen (pillowcases, table runners, and tablecloths work best) so that the art shows and making pockets with straight lines. It’s not just for knitting needles, either, this same technique works for anything needle-shaped: crochet hooks, paint brushes, colored pencils or other things you can think of.